Jeffery Norman is a partner in the Intellectual Property Department of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice is focused on complex technology-related transactions and litigation. He works with private equity firms, Fortune 500 technology companies, and rapidly growing computer hardware, software and pharmaceutical businesses.
Mr. Norman leads negotiations and provides strategic intellectual property counseling in a variety of contexts, including international and domestic joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, asset carve-out and spin-off transactions, research and development, manufacturing, patent licensing, and software development and licensing. He also litigates software patent, trade secret, copyright, trademark and general commercial disputes.
Jeff worked as a C language programmer prior to law school, and has co-authored several peer-reviewed articles in the area of artificial intelligence and legal reasoning.